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Nationwide Orange Bike Rides 2023: 

Sunday 30 April 2023 


Orange Bike Ride in a town near you!

Across the country Nederlanders  are organising family friendly Orange Bike Rides to promote cycling as a sustainable means of transport for all of Aotearoa New Zealand to enjoy. 

Dress to impress!

Dress up and decorate your bike in ORANGE, fantastic prizes to be won!


Orange Bike Rides will take place in the following locations:

(Scroll down or click on one of the places to learn more about the bike ride and to sign up) 



Last year was heaps of fun and this year we're once again jumping on our bikes!

Come and join us for an 8 kilometre easy fun ride around the Orewa Estuary. Dress up and decorate your bike (in ORANGE) to be in to win fantastic prizes.

Dutch ‘koffie’ and treats will await all participants at the finish.

If you are interested in trying out an e-bike or e-scooters, please indicate by ticking the box at the event registration and we’ll try organise one for you on a first come first served basis. You can also rent an (e-)bike yourself via BikeMe just down the road in Orewa.

The Orange Bike Ride starts and finishes from the side of the Estuary Arts Center/Café at 214 Hibiscus Coast Highway in Orewa, only a short drive from Auckland City. Combine your bike ride with a visit to the Arts Centre!

  • Distance: Approx 8km's
  • Ride starts at 10:00am

Start and finish at the side of the Estuary Arts Center/Café at 214 Hibiscus Coast Highway in Orewa

We ask for your commitment to Hibiscus Coast Council’s Zero-Waste policy at this event.

Information, registration and contact.

Below is the route.




Dressed in orange, enjoy a complimentary tompouce / tompoes before a beautifully relaxed ride around the vineyards!

  • Distance: Approx 7km's
  • Check-in from 10:00am
  • Ride starts at 11:00am

Start and finish at The Vines Village

Information, registration and contact.

Below is the route.




Dress in orange, do our quiz and win great prizes! A fun family event for all of Aotearoa New Zealand to enjoy on Sunday 30 April.

We will bike from Canterbury University to North Hagley Park (4km – 15 to 60 minutes).

Christchurch Cycle Map available at the start.

Start from 10am: Corner Ilam Road/University Drive

Finish: Hagley Golf Club. Hand over your filled out quiz form to receive a Dutch treat and win great prizes.

Distance: About 4km, 15 to 60 minutes

Information, registration and contact.

Bike ride route below

Information, registration and contact.



Dunedin Orange Bike Ride Scavenger:

- Starts from 13:00 - 15:30 at 267 Malvern Street, Glenleith, Dunedin 9010

- Bike around in orange to find the answer to the scavenger hunt (questions given at start)

- There will be a prize-giving for the best dressed cyclist and best decorated bike

- Wear and bring as much ORANGE as you can

- Invite friends and family

- Join us for some scrumptious Dutch treats and a coffee at the end ( Feel free to bring your favourite Dutch treats!)

Information, registration and contact.



A fun-filled event for all ages, starting and finishing at Zenders Café and Venue, with prizes for the best dressed participants and bikes. Short, medium or long course, this is a fun event for all the family with loads of Dutch treats at the end.

Dutch breakfast available for purchase between 8am and 10am on the day, coffee and cafe treats available all day. A package lunch is available for purchase to take with you - pre-orders necessary.

Registrations from 9am, ride starts at 10am.

Information, registration and contact


The Hutt

The Orange Bike Hub in the Hutt Valley/Te Awa Kairangi welcomes everyone young and old to 'get on yer bike' and join for this fun event at Avalon Park. You don't need to be Dutch to join! 

Relax over a drink and fine Dutch food afterwards. Heel gezellig!


* Children's confidence course with Free Ride of Naenae - up to 12 years old

* Free bike checks

* Bike safety and cycle promo material

* 'Orange mystery trail for all ages

* Dutch food and drink for sale from 10.30.

* Bike accessory giveaways

* Dress yourself and your bike in ORANGE, and be in to win prizes for Best Dressed Person, Best Dressed Bike + more

* Pre-register by 29 April to be eligible for competitions, free drink + Dutch treat

Information, registration and contact.


Kāpiti Coast

Otaihanga Domain and along the Waikanae River - Start at 10am - Prize giving at 11.30am. Prizes for the best orange dressed bike and biker.

Dutch biscuits for everybody, plus games and activities for the children upon finishing the track, hosted by the council.

Wear orange. Do the course as many times as you want!

Information, registration and contact.

Below is the biking route



New Plymouth

Start and finish: Grass area next to the Wind Wand Playground.

Have fun in orange, stimulate cycling across generations and celebrate the bond between Kiwis and Cloggies. 

Information, registration and contact.


Palmerston North

The Dutch love to cycle - and the colour orange! We want to share our fun approach to cycling with everyone and have created the Orange Bike Ride, a fun and safe family friendly cycle event using one of Palmy's cycleways a loop along the river, starting at He Ara Kotahi.

It's not a race - the 'winners' are the most fun people! Prizes sponsored by the Netherlands Embassy for the best dressed people and bikes! Spot Prizes! BYO Bike and water. Refreshments and Dutch Treats will be supplied at the end.

Meet at 10am at the He Ara Kotahi Bridge, Dittmer Drive (opposite Ruha St) for a leisurely cycle along the Cycleway and across the Massey bridge. There are no crossings, so safe for our younger cyclists.

Don't forget to dress up - in orange! We might even have some orange props on the day. (Or you could use the red, white and blue theme of the Dutch flag if you don't have orange).

Information, registration and contact.



Ride starts: 9:30am

A fun, social bike ride with stops for coffee, lunch and even a beverage or two.

Meet at the Dutch Club in Rotorua. Pay your own way, wear something orange or deck your bike out in orange, or both! Prizes to be won.

Any bike will do, you can take your friends, they don't need to be Dutch.

Contact Jo: 027-668-4521 or


 In July, Tauranga will host the Netherlands Women’s Football team as a Team Base Camp for FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023.

To celebrate Dutch Week and show how excited we are to host the Oranje Leeuwinnen (Orange Lionesses), we’ve organised an Orange Bike Ride on Sunday, 7 May 10 am.

Grab your bike, your brightest orange outfit, and be in to win amazing spot prizes on the day!

Meet at Tauranga’s waterfront at 10 am, for a 10.15 cycle to Bay Oval.

You don't need to be Dutch to join the Orange Bike Ride - everyone is welcome!

See more detail and register


Do I need a ticket to participate even though this is a free event?

We encourage you to get a ticket that helps us know how many people are coming and helps us plan.

Do I have to dress up or wear orange?

It’s not compulsory however, if you have some orange lurking in your wardrobe, then it will add to the fun! You could even decorate your bike.

Do I need to wear a helmet?

Yes. Helmets are compulsory on New Zealand roads.

What do I need to bring?

Just yourself, your bike, and your usual cycling gear. You may also want to have a drink bottle and a cell phone for riding.

Where should I park?

There is bike parking in the Strand waterfront carpark, or street parking which is free on Sunday. Please try to arrive about 15 mins beforehand.

How will I know if the ride is cancelled?

Check our My Tauranga webpage and check My Tauranga Facebook and Instagram for updates.


Link here:


See more detail and register




Wellington! We know you love dressing up, so, dress to impress and decorate your bike in ORANGE, the national colour of the Netherlands!

A fun-filled event for all ages, starting and finishing at Queens Wharf by the TSB Arena with a loop around Point Jerningham, Roseneath.

  • Distance: Approx 7km's
  • Check-in from 9:30am
  • Ride starts at 10:00am

Scrumptious Dutch treats await all participants at the finish line.

There will be a prize-giving for the best dressed cyclist and best decorated bike.

Information, registration and contact.



Check out other Dutch Week activities

More info on other activities during Dutch Week

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